Board of Directors

Jim Williams (1)

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Williams is a professional geologist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, development and mining (underground and open pit), evaluation and management. Mr Williams holds BSc, MSc and D.I.C. degrees in Geology, Geo-mechanics, mineral exploration and evaluation. In addition Mr Williams is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials (FIMMM), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Geologist (CGeol), European Engineer (Eur Ing) and European Geologist (Eur Geol) and is therefore a “Qualified Person” under the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange and a “Competent Person” under the rules of the London Stock Exchange.

Mr Williams has published work including a diamond policy study review in Sierra Leone on behalf of the UK government, and has worked as an expert witness for a leading London-based law firm.

Tony Williams


Tony Williams has 40 years’ experience in the international mining industry, having been involved in projects in the Americas, Australia, Africa and Europe and the former Soviet Union. Mr Williams has held a number of directorships in public and private companies engaged principally in mining finance and mineral exploration.

James Crombie (1)(2)(3)

Independent non-executive director

Mr. Crombie is a mining engineer with over 30 years of broadly based experience in the mining industry. Mr. Crombie has held several senior executive positions with various mining companies, including Hope Bay Gold Corporation, Palmarejo Silver & Gold Corporation until its merger with Coeur d’Alene Mines, and was a mining analyst and investment banker with Shepards, Merrill Lynch, James Capel & Co. and Yorkton Securities. Mr. Crombie is also currently an officer or director or both of a number of publicly-traded resource companies. He graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons).

James Cable (1)(2)(3)(4)

Independent non-executive director, Audit Committee Chair

James Cable has been a chartered accountant for over 35 years and is a finance director with extensive experience at board level in quoted and entrepreneurial private companies. He has significant international and commercial experience gained in the Middle East, Africa, Far East and Europe in several business sectors including natural resources and construction. He is a former Finance Director of Kopane Diamond Developments Plc and Mantle Diamonds Ltd. and advises natural resources companies on corporate strategy and project finance.

Tom Bailey (1)(2)(4)

Independent non-executive director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chair, Corporate Governance Committee Chair

Tom Bailey qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of years with Citibank and Chase Manhattan before returning to private practice to establish a law firm which ultimately became one of the top 500 law firms in London. Mr Bailey was the senior partner of his firm specialising in commercial law. Mr Bailey has for a number of years carried out consultancy work for various companies.

David Taylor

Company Secretary

David Taylor is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”), has held senior roles in a number of international blue chip companies, and most recently served as Assistant Company Secretary of ICSA, a leading authority on governance and compliance.

(1) Audit Committee
(2) Nomination and Remuneration Committee
(3) Environment, Health and Safety Committee
(4) Corporate Governance Committee